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Cauliflower protects against cancer

Cauliflower protects against cancer

Cauliflower or other cruciferous vegetables like broccoli protect against cancer. Sulforaphane — one of the primary phytochemicals in these vegetables — has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. The findings, made by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at the Oregon State University, are another important step forward for the potential use of sulforaphone in

Apple stops muscular atrophy and prevents stroke

Apple stops muscular atrophy and prevents stroke

An apple a day really could keep the doctor away – as long as you don’t throw away the peel. The chemical behind the apple skin’s waxy shine is being credited with a host of health benefits from building muscle to keeping the lid on weight. Ursolic acid also keeps cholesterol and blood sugar under control, meaning an apple a day could do wonders for all-round health. Researcher Christopher

Lemon juice proves good for health

Lemon juice proves good for health

Lemon juice has more benefits that you'd ever imagine. Lemons have five percent of citric acid, which gives it its unique taste. Rich in vitamin C, it also has vitamin B, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, proteins and carbohydrates. Here are some benefits. Suffer from indigestion? Mix a few drops of lemon juice with warm water and sip on it. This is useful for treating nausea, heartburn, diarrhoea, bloating and burping. Since

Boost your energy through Honey

Boost your energy through Honey

Ancient Greek athletes consumed honey to boost their energy and performance levels during Olympics events as it contains glucose and fructose, known to produce tremendous reserves of glycogen in the liver. Having a spoonful of unprocessed honey before bed can support your brain function. The fructose is stored as energy reserves in the liver, ready to fuel the brain overnight. Indeed, honey boosts the immune system and has an antibacterial

Head and Neck cancer treatment effective through Tumeric

Head and Neck cancer treatment effective through Tumeric

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a compound derived from curcumin helps cells overcome the treatment failure of head and neck cancer. Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice turmeric. When researchers added a curcumin-based compound, called FLLL32, to head and neck cancer cell lines, they were able to cut the dose of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin by four while still

Training on reading and writing of manuscripts

Training on reading and writing of manuscripts

Saraswathi Mahal Library, Thanjavur is conducting a training programme on manuscript reading and writing from April 17 to May 7. Sixty-three persons, including professors and retired professors with post graduation in Tamil and degree in Siddha medicine would be taken up for the programme, a release from M.S.Shanmugham, Collector, who is also the director of the library, said here on Friday. Experts in reading and writing manuscripts would take the

Exporters of Ayurveda, Siddha Unani seek exemption from barcoding of their products

Exporters of Ayurveda, Siddha Unani seek exemption from barcoding of their products

The exporters of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) medicines in the country have urged the union commerce ministry to exempt these industries from the scope of the ministry's notification dated January 10 this year, which mandates the introduction of track and trace system, as counterfeit, mis-branded or spurious drugs is not an occurrence in traditional medicines. In a submission to the ministry, Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council's chairman for Ayurveda, Siddha,

Siddha units in difficulty, high charges for validation and few testing labs

Siddha units in difficulty, high charges for validation and few testing labs

Manufacturers of Siddha medicines in Tamil Nadu are facing major hardships in conducting proper validation tests for their products as there is very few government laboratories for doing the tests and validation of ISM drugs. The high rates charged by the private labs are not affordable for most of the SSI units for conducting all the necessary tests. Apart from this, lack of trained personnel is a hurdle faced

Epilepsy may be treated by Cannabis

Epilepsy may be treated by Cannabis

Cannabis plants are being grown at a secret facility in the south of England in the hope of producing a new treatment for epilepsy. Researchers at the University of Reading have discovered that three compounds found in cannabis leaves can help to reduce and control seizures in epilepsy.

CCIM notifies minimum standards for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani colleges to get conditional permission

CCIM notifies minimum standards for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani colleges to get conditional permission

The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), a body under the Department of Ayush recently notified minimum standard norms for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) colleges wanting to get conditional permission for the academic session 2011-12. Notifying requirements for the teaching and non teaching staff for Post Graduate (PG) ASU colleges it states that all Ayurveda and Siddha colleges are required to be recommended on the basis of provisions notified in